Absolutely One One The Worst Match 3 Games
I'm in my late 50's, married, full time wife & mother of 17 children with 18 grandchildren. I play computer games to relax at the end of another hectic day of house cleaning, cooking, laundry, running errands, etc.
I primarily play Match 3 games because at the end of the day my brain wants to sleep. I want to get rid of the stress of the day, not add to it. This game just adds to the stress. I was not able to get past level 1-5.
The object of Royal Gems is to complete tasks in a set period of time or within a certain number of moves. This requires some thinking and should be called a Strategy game rather than a Match 3 game.
For me, this game was absolutely horrendous, one of the worst Match 3 games that I've ever played in my entire life. I absolutely positively will not be buying this game ever.
I do not recommend this game for anyone of any age.
April 19, 2013
Extremely Challenging and Frustrating
Definately an A for Challenging and Graphics and Frustrating.
After the first section of levels, its almost impossble to complete any level that has 'Squares, or Lighting bolt' powerup required to complete the level. You need 4 matches of 4-block square or 4 matches of 5-in a row to get an Square or Lighting Bolt power-up. And if you only have say 90 moves and need to make 14 of these types of power ups -- do the math 14x4 #64# moves, and that is assuming you can get these shapes. At the same time, you are having to either fight against the clock, or have one or two other goals for the level to win max reward.
And as you need rewards at the end to buy stuff to help you win a level, its a lossing game the higher you go. I finaly stopped in the middle of level 6.
So if you want an exercise in frustration go for it.
April 21, 2013
A waste of time
Match-3 games seem to be getting worse instead of better. There used to be some variety and challenges in the layouts, but this is the same thing over and over.
April 11, 2013
Nothing new here just boring. About 10 mins was all I could take.
April 8, 2013
Very boring game. Period. The goals are too simple.
April 9, 2013
I found this game pretty boring and the goals are unrealistic due to the randomness of the play.
April 8, 2013
Believe the negative reviews
The different aspect to this Match 3 game is that it requires certain types of patterns to be matched within a certain number of turns for you to pass the level. You don't have to get them all to pass, necessarily. But there are some problems with this setup. The patterns are so similar that you can't tell the difference between them. Also, the game does not provide you the patterns and matches necessary to succeed. There is a store where you can get powerups that don't seem to help, and a ridiculous slot machine that is even less help. I hate games that seem designed to make you fail and leave you feeling frustrated. This game is one of them. There is no payoff of success and fun. I hate it.
May 1, 2014